Robert David Steele a former clandestine services case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency says Google and the CIA are “in bed” with one another. He made the remarks on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones radio show.
Steele stated “I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off “. Steele says he has confirmed this information with his contacts within the agency. The question this raises is who is controlling information that may be seen as controversial? Is censorship-taking place and how would one go about proving that censorship has taken place?
One possible example of censorship taking place could be the manipulation of the online film Terror Storm . The number of viewings the film had on Google were kept artificially low. Speculation this was done so the film would not enter the top 100. Google says the problem was a glitch and issued this statement; “The temporary statistical change in public view was a result of system issues”. Ok. Fair enough. I just hope the first amendment is not in jeopardy because of what someone at the CIA may want to censor on Google or anywhere else for that matter.
Michael Hampton who writes for www.homelandstupidity.us wrote “Even while Google presents a public image of vigorously protecting its users’ privacy, it has quietly provided assistance to several U.S. intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency, as the U.S. prosecutes its war on terrorism.” As for Steele he stated, “If Google is indeed starting to do harm then I think it’s important that be documented and publicized”.
We’ve heard these kinds of claims before, so we’ll leave it up to you. Is this a case of where there’s smoke there’s fire? Or is it time for tin-foil helmets all around?